Naf River, Bangladesh — Bodies turn up all the time on the Naf River, the water dividing the Burmese countryside from Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingya have been fleeing the violence that has been described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing” by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Fleeing with just their personal belongings and loved ones, that means crossing a treacherous and brutal jungle, and crossing dangerous waters which have caused drowning after drowning—though many of them would rather risk the water than the murder, rape and torture they face in Myanmar/Burma.

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Over 600,000 Rohingya have been displaced, and many to the fishing port city of Cox’s Bazar. They have had a rough history with the locals, often considered illegal immigrants and not refugees at all. There are reportedly over 200,000 Rohingya living unregistered in Bangladesh. The secret police and the military have treated the incoming swaths of Rohingya in different ways, and recently a plan was set in motion to relocate many refugees off to a nearby island. UNHCR had heavily criticized this move when it was first introduced in 2015, since the island is prone to heavy flooding (often getting submerged during high tide), and since it is made almost entirely from silt, but the Bangladeshi government has seen fit to reintroduce the plan and move around 100,000 refugees there by 2019.